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ESOP Communications Committee to Host Food Drive
Publication Date
March 8th 2011

 Working for an employee-owned company benefits each employee greatly. Now, it’s our turn to pass along our generous spirit and help those in need in our communities. From March 9 to April 8, the Employee Owned Stock Option Plan (ESOP) Communications Committee will be collecting canned goods and cash donations.

Urban will contribute an additional donation of $100 to the food bank of the office that has the highest food item-to-person or cash-to-person ratio. Food bank donations from each office will be given to help local organizations making a difference in their communities:

  • Buffalo, NY: Food Bank of Western New York, (Cash donations only)
    Every month, Food Bank of Western New York serves nearly 39,000 or 39% of clients under the age of 18.
  • Erie, PA: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA
    During fiscal year 2009-10, Second Harvest distributed 7.7 million pounds of food to 254 member agencies.
  • Mechanicsburg, PA: New Hope Ministries Food Bank
    More than 6,500 local individuals from more than 2,600 local families are served by New Hope Ministries’ three centers each year.
  • New York City, NY: City Harvest
    As more people are affected by the recession and high unemployment in New York City, the need for emergency food has increased dramatically. City Harvest is and always has been the New York City community’s response to hunger. Each week it helps feed more than 300,000 hungry men, women, and children.
  • Philadelphia: Philabundance
    Philabundance provides food to approximately 65,000 people per week, serving low-income residents at risk of hunger and malnutrition, of which 23% are children and 16% are senior citizens.